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Five interesting facts about French toast

November 28, 2018 GMT

Have some on hump day

Wednesday is Nov. 28, and also French Toast Day on the calendar.

Not its only name

French toast is also known as “German toast,” “eggy bread,” “gypsy toast” and “Poor Knights of Windsor.”

Stale bread superior

Bread and eggs are the primary ingredients, and staler bread is preferred because it better absorbs the eggs before the mixture is fried.

Not a French original

The origins of French toast have been traced to a recipe from 300 or 400 AD and a food consumed by Ancient Romans.

Best at breakfast?

French toast is primarily a popular breakfast dish, although it’s also served as a dessert.